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yi-tendencies-3-webAs recognized artists, many MIAD faculty are sharing their insights and talents at two prestigious exhibitions in Current Tendencies III at the Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

Each exhibition includes a talk or panel discussion with faculty.

Current Tendencies III is on view at the Haggerty Museum on Marquette University’s campus, and features faculty Tyanna J. Buie, Evan Gruzis and Jason S. Yi, as well as alumni William E. Carpenter ’12, Mark Mulhern ’73 and Cassandra Smith ’06

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Art and Architecture Critic Mary Louise Schumacher described Current Tendencies III on August 30 as an “upstart among these critical surveys of contemporary artists… A random array of truly relevant artists… pushed hard and experimented in the Haggerty’s galleries.”

Each artist selected one or more pieces from the Haggerty Museum’s permanent collection and curated an installation, placing the chosen work in a dialogue with their own. Current Tendencies is on view through December 22. Buie and Gruzis will present a talk Wednesday, September 11, at 6 p.m.

One of the most prominent showcases of contemporary Wisconsin visual art, the Wisconsin Triennial will hold a panel discussion at Discovery World, Wednesday, September 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

tomaszewski-triennial-complex7-webFeaturing Tyanna J. Buie, Santiago Cucullu, Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg, Kevin Miyazaki, Lynn Tomaszewski, and Jason S. Yi – all represented in the exhibition and MIAD faculty – the panel is a wide-ranging discussion about their work and the contemporary issues that inform their studio practices. MIAD Core Coordinator Nicholas Frank moderates the panel.

Frank said this panel “will consider all aspects of arts education, from schools to museums, from artists to audiences, from students to teachers… Art is traditionally a mode of innovation and rebellion, but classrooms and museums are places of calm and order. We begin from the provocative title of a James Elkins treatise on the subject, ‘Why Art Cannot Be Taught.'”

The Wisconsin Triennial is organized by MMoCA and is on view at the museum September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014. The panel discussion is co-sponsored by MMoCA and MIAD and held in the Innovation Theater at Discovery World.



Read more about Current Tendencies III.
Read more about the Wisconsin Triennial.

Top image: Jason S. Yi, installation process, Current Tendencies III
Second image: Lynn Tomaszewski, detail, Complex7, Wisconsin Triennial
Row of images (left to right): Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg, Wisconsin Triennial; Tyanna J. Buie, Current Tendencies III; Santiago Cucullu, Wisconsin Triennial